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Citizen Astronaut and Space Hacker Workshop

Silicon Valley Space Center

Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

Citizen Astronaut and Space Hacker Workshop

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Early-Bird registration   more info Ended $100.00 $6.49
Pre-Event registration   more info Ended $125.00 $7.87
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Ended $150.00 $9.24

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Citizens in Space has purchased 10 passenger and 100 payload flights on the XCOR LYNX Spacecraft.


Join us May 4-5 and learn how you or your experiment can be onboard.

The Silicon Valley's first ever space hacker workshop will provide hands-on exposure to a variety of microcontrollers, sensors, imaging systems, and other components that you can use to design and build microgravity, fluid-physics, life-science, and engineering experiments and instruments with more power than a NASA satellite from a few years back.

A key aspect of the workshop will feature hands-on training with Arduino technologies and the Ardulab modules from Infinity Aerospace. Co-founders Manu Sharma and Brian Reiger will lead the training work software and hardware examples for microgravity experiments on the XCOR Lynx vehicle.


Current Student can use the discount code "studentinspace" and must present a valid student ID at registration on Saturday 5/4.


Topics and Speakers

  • Entrepreneurial spaceflight start-ups

Sean Casey, Silicon Valley Space Center

  • Citizen astronauts, flight selection and training

Edward Wright, Citizen Science

  • The XCOR Lynx vehicle

Khaki Rodway, XCOR

  • Microgravity and biological experiments

Oana Marcu, Carl Sagan Center/SETI Institute

  • Protein crystal growth in a micro-gravity environment

Carl Carruthers, TMHRI/NanoRacks

  • Lunar Mining

Jim Kerevala, Shackelton Energy

  • 3D Printing

Jason Dunn,  MadeInSpace

  • Open Sourcing Space Technologies

Darlene Damm, Open Space University

  • Mesospheric Science

Jason Reimuller, Astronauts4Hire

  • New Space and Synthetic Biology

John Cumbers, USRA


Additional speakers are expected from the hacker, tech shop, and biocurious community. A portion of the workshop will follow the "unconference" format, which gives meeting participants the chance to speak about their research and hardware interests aboard microgravity programs.

Laptops are suggested.  Wifi is provided by the Hacker Dojo.Registration is limited and includes coffee, snacks, and lunch both days.Silicon Valley Space Center will host happy hour at Hacker Dojo on Saturday.

Have questions about Citizen Astronaut and Space Hacker Workshop? Contact Silicon Valley Space Center
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When & Where

Hacker Dojo (new location)
599 Fairchild Drive
Mountain View, CA 94043

Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Silicon Valley Space Center

Silicon Valley Space Center provides business acceleration, strategic direction and angel level funding for startup companies within the growing NewSpace industry in Silicon Valley. We assist start-up and early-stage companies with the commercialization of their innovative products or services. We regularly host events and workshops to bring together the vast array of entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and investors who share a passion for shaping the future of space exploration.

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Citizen Astronaut and Space Hacker Workshop
Mountain View, CA Events Conference

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